Ragab was jarred by the experience of spending the night in jail.
The jarred baby foods can be cloyingly sweet or just plain nasty.
Not only his tone, but his look, when he put that second question, jarred on every nerve in me.
Now it jarred on his awakened sense of the tragedy of existence.
Even Uncle Peter, whom he had come warmly to admire, jarred upon him with his crudity and his Western assertiveness.
The woman's curious stare was what jarred him completely into the present.
Ramiro looked at him, and by his glance it was plain to see that the words had jarred his temper.
But though it jarred, it had no power to lessen the fascination she exercised over him.
Somehow the common words and phrases of every-day use applied to Phillis jarred upon him.
He was jarred, but there was no time to stop to think of that.
1520s, "to make a harsh, grating sound," usually said to be echoic or imitative, but no one explains how, or of what. Figurative sense of "have an unpleasant effect on" is from 1530s; that of "cause to vibrate or shake" is from 1560s. Related: Jarred; jarring.
"cylindrical vessel," early 15c., possibly from Middle French jarre "liquid measure" (smaller than a barrel), 12c., from Provençal jarra, from Arabic jarrah "earthen water vessel" (whence also Spanish jarra, Italian giarra) [Klein].